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Spring Valley City Council approves tax levy


Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and approved a resolution certifying the 2013 preliminary Property Tax Levy (Collectable in 2014). The General Operating Budget will require a Levy of $326,924. The EDA is set at $25,000, Parks $120,000 and the Library at $109,736. There is also a total of $332,972 for three Debt Service Special Levies.

The anticipated Expenditures for 2014 were very close to 2013. A couple of areas saw increases, those being $6,150 for elections and $130,000 in street maintenance for construction on Main Street.

Parks will levy $48,883 for the pool, $13,727 for Summer Rec, $18,050 for the Community Center and $89,657 for parks.

On the revenue side LGA will be $860,781, General Fund, EDA, Parks, Library and Debt Service will total $914,632.

There is a preliminary wage increase of 2.5 percent figured in to the levy.

Overall the General Levy for 2014 is $326,924 which is down from the 2013 Levy of $370,000.

Discussion with School

District with John Fenske

In other business park director John Fenske reported to the council that he will be talking to officials of the school district in regards to renting gym time at the school in trade with the school using park facilities. He stated that several years ago there was a verbal agreement between the city and the school to use each other’s facilities at no charge. “Now the school is discussing the possibility of charging the city for such things as gym time.” Fenske said that he would meet with the school and try to get another agreement in writing.

Tim Rasmussen named new Police Policy Coordinator

Approval was given by the council to appoint Tim Rasmussen as the Police Policy Coordinator with a pay increase of $50.

Kappers Fabricating applies for TIF monies for expansion

Administrator Deb Zimmer announced that Kappers Fabricating has approached the EDA and requesting TIF money to help pay for an expansion. The TIF would be $50,000 and would be a “Pay as you Go” payback.

Joint Powers Agreement approved

The council also approved a resolution approving State of Minnesota Joint Powers agreements with the City of Spring Valley on behalf of its city attorney and police department to use systems and tools available over the State’s criminal justice .....
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Spring Valley briefed about SE Minnesota Initiative Fund

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson Jennifer Nelson representing the Southeast Minnesota Initiative Fund appeared before the council and explained the objectives of the organization in the coming year. She said that the priorities would be Economic Development and Ea ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council discusses new bike path

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday July 8, night and considered a couple of items on a very short agenda. After the customary passage of minutes and accounts payable, attention was turned to a discussion on the concrete w ..... 
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Spring Valley receives Small Cities Grant

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, June 10 and dealt with a few items of business. Pearson Brothers of Hanover, Minn. had submitted a quote to furnish material and labor in accordance with specifications for installation ..... 
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Spring Valley views new ambulance equipment

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night, May 13th and approved a resolution to approve the issuance and sale of a Housing and Health Care Facilities Revenue Note, Series 2013 and authorizing the execution of documents re ..... 
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Spring Valley looking to become “Shovel Ready”

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson What does it take to make Spring Valley attractive to companies that are home grown or looking to move into the city? At the City Council meeting some eye opening thoughts came from Kevin Kelleher of the State of Minnesota certi ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council talks chickens

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on March 25th and started off the meeting by opening the Public Hearing on the proposed Chicken Ordinance. Mayor Struzyk opened the hearing by saying; “there is a need for regulation of the ch ..... 
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Spring Valley discusses EMT Incentives

By Kevin Blanchard

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Barb Jeffers Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Building. Council members present were Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Tony Archer, and Jeff Vehrenkamp. Absent was Todd Jones. City Administrator Deb ..... 
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Spring Valley looks at transportation issues

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Transportation Director of SEMCAC appeared before the Spring Valley City Monday night to discuss the possibility of increased transportation services in the Spring Valley area. Erlene Welshons is the Transportation Director for SEMCAC and she s ..... 
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